This review is based on the gameplay after the Finesse shot patch (late jan) with a few games short off 100 games played with the card,on basic chem style mostly on champs and div3.
since this is a Gk review its gonna be pretty short , so I'll just jump into it
when outside the box time finesse shots were around, Courtois and Neuer were my go to keepers but then the patch came out... and suddenly i found courtois conceding annoying across the goal shots and his reactions were poor on low drivens. with Neuer i was happy about reactions, but his rushes out of goal trait gave away countless sweaty open goals to second strikers.
So i had to go out and buy myself the best goalie in the game supposedly right?
I've found out games are decided by a goal or two if my opponent is decent, so its SOOO important to have a goalie that saves those 1-2 shots in every game that every other goalie fails to save.
this is not over exaggerating by all means, he kept a clean sheet on his first 12 rivals matches to set my mind if paying 800k for a keeper is a good idea or not!
I'm telling you! this guy is absolutely insane! i cant remember a single goal that i conceded that i was like ; its DeGea's faut!
having him really helped me win more games by saving shots that my opponent's keeper couldn't get near to. and it ended up really changing my game as i was winning those games that one goal decides the winning side!
forget about the negative comments, forget about those who trash talk him because they think he didn't deserve to get TOTY
for all i care. this is the best goalkeeper coins can buy you in this game. by a mile! hands down!
Reflexes of Spiderman in 1on1s
Diving animations are quite unique and well timed
Kicking (you'll never overlook this stat after this card)
Handling is shockingly great!
Pace , rushing out of goal in a bling of an eye
Positioning: idk tho, diving is so good that i dont feel his saves come from his positioning. his reach is incredible.
I'd say Price... but nah. play a few games and you'll know what you've paid for.
First of all, I will start by saying that I was playing De Gea on 4 chem, and I know I can get Ramos and play him on 7 chem, I am just saving up for him.
Now that's out of the way, let's get into the review.
Honestly, I never saw the point in spending 800k on a keeper. It was only when I packed him I thought I'd give him a go and when I did, I never looked back.
My go to this year was Courtois, his only downfall was long shots, but other than that, pretty solid.
In steps De Gea. Playing him on 4 chem, he is still miles better than Courtois.
His reflexes are a sight to behold. In and around the box they are godly, and that is only enhanced by his 75 speed. Bring him out and he usually gets to the ball faster than most strikers, or puts together some ridiculous acrobatic save that you know is making the opponent seethe with rage.
His kicking as well is impeccable, he is so good at spraying the ball around that I could only imagine how good he would be at spray washing a car.
His only downfall is the easy saves. Sometimes, you watch a header that is an easy save sometimes find the back of the net but this is a very rare occurrence but frustrating none the less.
I used him mostly in Champs, I am a Gold 1 level of Player so take this review as you will or with a pinch of salt.
Either way, if you have the coins buy this guy. Who doesn't want to try a 99 in-game player at some point in FIFA?
I tried Prime Yashin near the start of the game and it is disrespectful to even compare the two, they are two worlds apart.
Sit a solid CB paring in front of him and you have a defence with better security than Area 51.
Easy saves are sometimes the hardest for him
Pretty sure some games EA deploy the good old handicap on this card
I think goalies are always a controversial topic. Yet many of us take their existence for granted. I hope to provide a fair assessment for him
First, I am a crap player. Only Div 5 and play Weekend League but usually a Silver 1 / Gold 3 finisher. And I need all the help i can get
During the course of the season i have used many good goalkeepers. Oblak, Neuer, Handanovic, even Strakosha IF (bias as I am a Lazio fan). I was fortunate to draw 89 OVR Wojciech in one of my player picks so he has played 800 games for me already
My first reaction is, this card, is not the same as TOTY18. (which was better). I have Ramos and Pique in front of me this 19, but still good players will always find a way to score against me. HOWEVER, it is the little things that De Gea do that gets unnoticed. A complex save in a tight angle, that 1 on 1 miracle moments ago. All forgotten if you lose a game, but if you win, you start to think....hey, De Gea gave me some oxygen back then.
Stats wise, this is a very powerful card. Almost flawless without the need of a chemistry card.
He does all his duties well, catching, distribution, awareness, - no flaws here
Price - insane, for a goalie. Even though it's TOTY. He's not superman, so manage expectations. What am i saying? In my opinion, unlikely to be a game changer. This TOTY didn't make me go "WOW - indispensable"
But let's be fair, his base card is still a big favourite and most Weekend or Division Rivals player has him in the squad. and that's worth 150,000 coins any day.
Only recommend him if you have coins to burn, if not, 900K could help you bolster other parts of your squad.
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